Introduction for most collectors precbs pre1966 fender vintage guitars and amps are the desirable ones although cbs purchased fender officially on january 3rd 1965 it took some time till the guitars changed though by mid 1964 six months before cbs bought fender things were already on the way down.
Date codes serial s specs cases links introduction so you cant afford that 54 strat or that 64 or even that 74 for that matter your last chance to own a vintage fender stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970s.
Span classnews_dtaug 05 2012spannbsp018332i just bought a vintage fender steel guitar it started as a triple8 custom but has been cut down to a double 8 ive been told that the serial numbers are different than the guitars.
the guitar attic fender serial numbers and info dating your us made fender stringed instrument for the majority of fenders us instrument production history production dates have been applied to various components.
This is the story of the fender mustang electric guitar this story was compiled from many articles with information about the fender mustang guitar contributions from readers like you and my ownership of various fender mustangs over the years.
Tips to help you accurately date your fender japan guitar first you want to determine whether your guitar is from the jv sq mij or cij series.
The japanese fender serial numbers from 1982 1984 have a few oddities the first japanese models were fender reissues or vintage guitars fender wanted to differentiate the american made reissue and vintage guitars from the japanese ones so fender substituted a jv serial number japanese vintage for the v serial number.
tokai fender copy information by 8586 the headstocks on the fender copies are not exact replicas of a fender headstock seem to have more of an angle to them close but not exact this change may have accurred as early as 1982 in the us.
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